Is Wynwood Arts District’s Second Saturday Art Walk heading for a drastic rapturous end? Can we imagine a time in the near future when the surviving galleries will open their doors on any night of the month dictated by factors other than warm bodies? Given the recent vacuous vagaries of crowd fueled cultural carousing, we think yes. Is it really important to honor this recent tradition?
Forcing the illusion of a thriving cultural scene on false grounds may be akin to financing a Hummer, McMansion and jetski combo on unemployment. What would be nice is a departure from rushed, tacked up glitz towards something more drab and even unsuccessful looking. Perhaps a sparsely attended reception on a rainy Thursday sometime towards the end of a working class paycheck would whet the creative appetite more adequately.
ARTLURKER’s ears were pricked by grumblings overheard this past Saturday to the effect that Gallerists and Artists are tired of providing a free night out (with drinks) for roving bands of expressway jetsam. The next logical conclusion would be that the benefit to cost value balance of second Saturday openings is dangerously close to a tipping point.
But who cares what we think? We’d like to invite comments on this subject.
This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth.